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July 7, 2016

The changes create a new offence of illegal working and extend the existing criminal offence of knowingly employing an illegal migrant.

  • Sections 1 to 9, which deal with the creation of a new post of Director of Labour Market Enforcement. The Director will be tasked with overseeing and co-ordinating enforcement of worker exploitation legislation by the...

June 15, 2016

Sadly, recent press coverage has shown many English fans getting embroiled in fights before, during and after matches. Gross misconduct is one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissal and can apply to conduct outside of the workplace.

A dismissal for conduct which takes place outside of the workplace can be, provided the employer has a genuine re...

June 13, 2016

With the World Cup upon us, there is an increased risk of employers having to deal with problems

relating to absence. There may be conflicting holiday requests, unauthorised absence or employees

going sick to watch a match. Social media can be a great tool to find out exactly what employees

have been up to, and catch them out going sick the day after a match...

May 23, 2016

ACAS has published a new Research Paper:  “Evaluation of ACAS conciliation in Employment Tribunal applications 2016”. The paper highlights three reasons why claimant’s who don’t settle their claim via ACAS early conciliation, don’t proceed to issue tribunal proceedings.



27% said they thought they would not win or that it would be a waste of time,



May 20, 2016

The only item which is likely to be of interest to employment law is the proposed British Bill of Rights, which will reform the UK human rights framework set out in the Human Rights Act 1998.



The aim of the Bill is to continue to protect fundamental human rights and to provide better protection against abuse of the system and misuse of the human rights l...

May 20, 2016

A CRO is an order restraining a party, who has issued claims or made applications that are TWM, from making further claims or applications without the court's permission.


The High Court has suggested that Employment Tribunals, when faced with weak claims, should expressly consider and make a finding on whether any particular claim is "totally without meri...

May 20, 2016

The EAT has held that a teacher had suffered indirect religion or belief discrimination when she was dismissed for standing by her husband, the headteacher of another local school, after he was convicted of downloading indecent images of children and voyeurism.



The teacher, a practising Anglican Christian, had made her decision in light of her marriage v...

May 20, 2016

A pupil suffering from ADHD claimed that her removal from the school was unlawful because she suffered from a disability.  Although not an employment related claim, it highlights the importance in such cases of proving a causal nexus between the disability and the act in question.


The Claimant was a boarding school pupil who had ADHD. In 2013, she was cau...

May 9, 2016

BIS has published a consultation document and is seeking views on proposals for further action in relation to tips, gratuities, cover and service charges. 



The broad policy objectives are to make it clear to customers that payments are voluntary, ensure a fair share is received by workers and to increase transparency to workers and consumers in terms of...

May 5, 2016

The EAT has held that there only needs to be a loose causal link between an employee's conduct and their disability for a discrimination arising from disability claim to be made out.



The employee was dismissed for misconduct after he lost his temper when he learned his employer had decided to move a course to a venue inaccessible to him as a wheelchair u...

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